RG Connect19 Conference Highlights & RG YEP Events Announced

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RG Connect19 Conference Highlights & RG YEP Events Announced

Dear Reloader,

Thank you to everyone who attended our 6th annual conference ‘RG Connect19: Greece Open for Business‘, which took place in London last Saturday. It was an amazing day – fifty-five international speakers participated, over 250 people attended, over 700 people watched via the live stream and it was great to see how the event brought together key players of the entrepreneurial ecosystem to make a positive impact.

RG Connect was packed with enlightening keynotes, topical panel discussions, startup pitches, a fundraising workshop and various networking opportunities. Read on to watch the RG Connect19 live stream videos and for your chance to join our upcoming RG YEP events to be held across the UK, Greece, the Netherlands and Cyprus.

RG Connect19 Highlights
Greece Open for Business – Policymakers and government representatives discussed the changes Greece is implementing to become more open for business and investment. After the session, Mr Gregoris Dimitriadis, Secretary General for International Economic Affairs, said It is important to pass on the message that ‘Greece is Open for Business’ and it is important for us to learn what entrepreneurs need. RG Connect is an excellent forum to network and help startups scale up.”  Watch the live stream video here and hear about the conference highlights in our blog.
Inspiring Entrepreneurial Stories – Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE DL, Founder of Cobra Beer, shared his inspiring entrepreneurial journey and his path to building a global brand against all odds. Konstantinos Konstantinopoulos, CEO of Coffee Island shared his company’s journey and the steps Coffee Island is taking to become more sustainable in the ‘Scaling in Retail Business’ session. Click here to watch all of the live stream session videos.
How Funds Source Deals  International venture capitalists Bruno Bolsens, Partner at Big PiAndreas Stavropoulos, Partner at Threshold and Neha Tanna, Principal at Joyance Partners, shared their experiences and perspectives on how startups can best meet the criteria of a top VC. After the session, Andreas said “RG Connect is a great opportunity for people to form community, to connect with investors, get ideas and best practice and hopefully move their ideas forward.” Watch the live stream video here and hear about the conference highlights in our blog.
Inspiring Discussions & Sharing Expertise – Liana Gouta, Group Director at HELPE and Philippa Michali, CEO of Allianz Greece, shared their insights on achieving success in a competitive business environment in the Diversity and Inclusion session and Michael Joacobides, Sir Donald Gordon Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at London Business School, chaired the 5G: Evolution or Revolution panel discussion with Fotis Karonis, 5G Executive Lead at BT and Ioannis Konstantinidis, Chief Strategy at OTE. Click here to watch all of the live stream session videos.
RG Connect19 Startup Award – Ten young startups pitched to a panel of investors, who awarded 2MoRo Mobility the top ward. The innovative startup, who are on a mission to modernise the way we move by leveraging our online footprint, won free office space at TMRW in London. 2MoRo’s Co-Founder, George Cambanis, said “This award helps us achieve another step towards realising our goal. We are very excited about the connections we were able to establish at Reload Greece.” Hear more in our blog.
Watch the RG Connect19 Live Stream Videos
2019/20 RG YEP Ignite Workshops
Are you interested in entrprepreneurship or do you have a business idea you would like to accelerate? Between October and December we will be running RG YEP events across the UK (Imperial College London, London Business School, University of Oxford, University of Manchester & Warwick Business School); Greece (Thessaloniki, Ioannina & Athens); the Netherlands (Rotterdam) and Cyprus (University of Cyprus).

Don’t miss your chance to join this year’s programme – hear more about RG YEP and register for an event near you on our RG YEP webpage.

Watch our RG YEP video to hear from entrepreneurs and mentors who joined the 2018/2019 programme

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our RG Connect19 donors and partners for their invaluable support in helping us bring together an international community and create a positive impact.

We look forward to our upcoming RG YEP events and we hope to connect with you again soon.

The RG Team

Reload Greece Major Donors:
RG Connect19 Partners:
RG Connect19 Academic Partners:
RG YEP Partners:
Reload Greece is building a new generation of entrepreneurs to create ventures with a positive impact on their home countries.  We have an active community of over 20,000 ‘reloaders’, nearly 5,000 people have been educated through our programmes, over £10m startup investment has been achieved and over 210 new jobs have been created.
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